ESPN cuts loose 


100 people were laid off by the powerhouse ESPN yesterday. A sad day for those reporters and ocn air host who lost their job. A ton of them who are veterans to the game and who have been around a looooong time. What in the hell is ESPN doing? I heard rumors that this was coming but it really set me off when I read the tweet from Ed Weder saying he was let go. Let’s rewind just 30 minutes before that tweet. The poor guy tweeted out a picture of his dog with what appears to be his significant other (?) hand feeding it with a spoon. Telling the world that his dog was in his final days of life. You couldn’t have waited to tell the guy the next day that he was out of a job? That’s just dirty. Tons of other big names were let go as well. Like that bald guy Trent Dilfer. No more Dilfer Dimes?! Damn man now I’m upset. ESPN decided to get rid of every single soul that covers hockey for them. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND ROUND OF PLAYOFFS! I have a couple issues with this. 1. Like I just mentioned, it’s literally the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 2. Why the hell does this network not care about the sport of hockey? They haven’t cared about hockey since…ever? And last but certainly not least, Im not sure if I can only listen to Barry mullet Melrose for the 30 seconds that they do get coverage. How did he make the cut? 

Speaking of making the cut. How in cows shit did Stephen A Smith make the cut? Why is this asshole still on TV? Every time he’s on my tv screen I have to turn the volume down 13 notches. Why does he scream every time he speaks? The guy acts like he’s the king when it comes to NBA coverage. Or any coverage for that matter. No, Stephen A Smith, I don’t hate you because you’re black. I just hate your coverage of sports.  Someone get this string bean head out of here.  

ESPN President John Skipper said that shows like “SC6” with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill is what he wants to “power the franchise in the future.” Uhhh first off, what? Big head scratcher. THAT’S who you want to be the powerhouse? I can’t say that I have been able to last more than 7 minutes into that show. Total snooze fest. This can’t be serious. My man Stewart Scott is turning in his grave right now. Hey Mr. President, why don’t you skip your ass out of town as well. 

ESPN has turned into this dreadful sports network. I can’t lie, I am on the website through out the day multiple times. I don’t know where else to go for main sports coverage. I’m just about sick and tired of reading bogus stories that are completely irrielevant to what’s happening in the sports world. I don’t care if someone dyed their hair, I don’t care that someone didn’t want to attend the White House, and I certainly don’t care about Harbourgh giving the Pope a pair of Jordan’s and a helmet. This network has turned into this entertainment station with very little news. Im curious to see where ESPN will be in 5 years from now. 

Where do you go for your sports NEWS?

Magic is what the Lakers need..

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally going to get some magic their way. Jeanie Buss, part owner and president of the Lakers, laid down the hammer yesterday by hiring Earvin “Magic” Johnson as president of basketball operations. This meaning Jim Buss has been fired. Im still slightly confused of this. Jim Buss is part owner of the team. He can get fired? Thats some bullshit. Not bullshit that he was fired, because he needed to be fired years ago, but how a part owner can be fired from his job is mind boggling to me. Someone who signs a guy by the name of Timofey Mozgov to a $64 million dollar contract needed to be immediately let go and slapped in the face. Such a solid pick up there Mr. Buss. Well, Magic Johnson is here for the rescue. He stated weeks ago that if he were to get the job of president of basketball operations, his first call would be to Kobe Bryant. It’s going to take a lot more than Kobe Bryant to get this team back to what it once was. The only thing promising for the Lakers is Brandon Ingram. Every one else looks like a train wreck. Speaking of train wreck, what in the hell is Metta World Peace doing still playing basketball. Averaging a whopping 1 point a game and just under 4 minutes of play time. How is he even getting 4 minutes on the court, Luke Walton? He has got to go. If you look up and down the Lakers bench, you can’t help but scratch your head and think how it got to this point. They hung on to the Kobe train as long as humanly possible and totally forgot that he was going to call it quits one day. Well this is what you get. A shitty team. The Los Angeles Lakes, sitting a half a game out of last place in the western conference, is in need of some serious help from Magic. I think its  great hire. I think Magic and the pieces he puts in place in the front office will get this team back to what it once was. It will surely take some time, but you can’t count out Magic and the possible return of Kobe in the front office. The bright side to the whole thing is, they don’t have Vlade Divac running the team.  That big Andre the Giant sound alike, has lost his damn mind. What do you think happens with the Lakers? How long before you see them as a playoff contender?